New Children’s Book Extols the Virtues of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Yvette Manns, who grew up in Jamaica, New York, is a graduate of historically Black Clark Atlanta University in Georgia, where she majored in early childhood education. The day after graduation she was hired as a public school teacher.

While teaching, Manns realized that many of the reading materials were not produced for the students that she was teaching in the inner-city. She decided to produce courses offering perspectives that would be more relevant to young Black students.

Manns created the website The Lit Teacher that offers courses for a small fee that teachers can use to make education more interesting to young Black students. The site also has a blog discussing issues of importance to teachers in urban schools.

Manns’ latest work is the book HBCU Proud. The book tells the story of a Black youngster named Q who tours Legacy University, a historically Black institution with his aunt. During his visit, Q learns about the history of HBCUs and their importance in African American history.

Manns values the experiences she had attending an HBCU and wants to pass along the passion for that experience to the next generation.

Related Articles

2 COMMENTS

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Three African Americans Appointed to New Academic Positions

Leon Prieto, Kofi Afrifah, and Andrea Moore have been appointed to new academic positions at Clayton University, Bowie State University, and Savannah State University, respectively.

Historic HBCU Landmark Revitalized Through National Park Service Grant

Through three restoration grants totaling $2 million, the Rosenwald Practice School and Principal House will be fully restored, becoming the new home for the Northeastern North Carolina African American Research and Cultural Heritage Institute.

Five Black Leaders Appointed to Administrative Positions

Here is this week’s roundup of African American who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@JBHE.com.

North Carolina A&T University Establishes Research Partnership with Collins Aerospace

“There are direct relations to the research we do in the College of Engineering and the mission purpose of Collins Aerospace,” said Stephanie Luster-Teasley, interim dean of the College of Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University. “Being able to partner with Collins really gives our students the opportunities for hands-on research at each level – undergraduate and graduate.”

Featured Jobs